Breathtaking series of photos by Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes features sand covered interiors of the abandoned houses in the Namib desert. Enjoy!
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this is great.
Aug 10th, 2010
gorgeous. I’d live there.
lol u’d live there?…
Woah! I wonder what the outside looked like..
possibly the coolest photos of the coolest subject I have ever seen. stunning and eerily beautiful
Tragic! What if this were YOUR home?
What’s wrong with you people?
If that were my home, i wouldn’t let all that sand inside, dah!
Aug 11th, 2010
Tragic? They left obviously. What’s the problem?
It would be more tragic if they remained there as dust and grit got into everything–to the extent of affecting their health such as their food or respiration.
The constant war of man versus nature.
Eerily beautiful is right.
@Debbie hmm haha..
I really like this series, I think Jess said it well.. There is something eerie and beautiful about them.
This is so creepy ;~;
Patrick Star called. He wants his furniture back.
Wow, these look so cool.
Just shows that nature takes everything back once humans are out of the picture.
That is going to be a bitch to clean
Art of Concept
Awesome! Very beautiful! Great photos!
Home . . . a baron wasteland for some.
Agreed with Sidragasum.
Patrick Star knows how to use a phone?
A Hoover nightmare !
WHO WANTS TO MAKE SAND ANGELS?!?!
Agree so eerie it is beautiful, something mysterically sensual about the shots.
My house looks like this after my 2 year old gets back from the beach.
The sandman has been busy….!
sands of time!
OMG its so pretty
Seems to be so unreal – like a painting or so.
Gold mine for photoshoots
Aug 12th, 2010
“My house looks like this after my 2 year old gets back from the beach.”
Ha, that was my first thought too.
Excellent pictures, that really shows how important location can be.
It looks more like the scene was created for this photoshoot. There’s no way that it happened naturally!
It’s like a mansion for the world’s richest cat.
patrick has a phone?
That’s The Extreme of having a beach on the house!
wow! But I wonder how they’ll look like during night time? ghost-land! great stills though!
Aug 13th, 2010
That’s amazing!! Especially the picture of the two doors. I wouldn’t want to live there but it would definitely be interesting to go there and slide through all that sand. Haha.
Aug 14th, 2010
that’s good quality work of art
Where is the beach…..I brought my shovel to make a sand castle
Whoa, that putting my house is a desert in literal terms!
I don’t get it. How does it get that way?
Aug 15th, 2010
this is fantastic. Great play on light
@ Birdaz if you didnt go on the link,, obvious answer….. Sandstorm! duurrhh!
Aug 16th, 2010
The houses are in Namibia and this is what they look like from the outside
Aug 18th, 2010
just look at the photographs… they are amazing! Ancient and spiritual and beautiful!
Clean House, anyone?
Aug 19th, 2010
beautiful and creepy. very cool combination
Aug 21st, 2010
I wonder if you picked up the house would it leave a giant sand castle?
Aug 23rd, 2010
Real cool houses we have in Namibia.
Aug 26th, 2010
I love seeing nature take back over places where we don’t belong, and although that is true, I don’t relish the idea of anyone losing or having to leave their home for any reason. But the result is fascinating, if only momentarily.
Sep 2nd, 2010
These people don’t own a broom?!
Sep 5th, 2010
Really fantastic. The photographs are great, but honestly the originality of the idea itself is amazing. Inspiring stuff.
Sep 14th, 2010
This is a fantastic place for photographing! I also stumbled over this deserted place some years ago. Kolmanskop is the name of the Town, and the inhabitants were diamant diggers. It was abandoned around 1950 due to a national prohibition against diamant digging.
Thanks for nice pictures!
Nov 1st, 2010
great images! talk about reclaimed/recycled/transient art!
Jun 25th, 2011
so creepy, sad and beautiful at the same time
Jul 7th, 2014